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Is it true photons will not produce an interference pattern in a vacuum?

  1. Nov 11, 2009 #1
    "In this study, it is shown with reasons that superposition principle does not work in vacuum. This case can be observed by Young type double slit experiment to be carried out. Since field-field interaction is carried through charged particles, in the absence of charged particles linear superposition of two fields is not possible and interference will not be observed."

    http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0212103
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2009 #2

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    Please note that while we do tolerate certain arxiv references for high energy physics and string/etc. subject areas (because that is a common practice within that community), the rest of the physics subject areas still adhere to peer-reviewed publications. This applies to these types of articles as well in areas of basic QM. Arxiv is not immune to having strange stuff that goes nowhere fast.

    So unless it has been published, it should not be a topic of discussion on here just yet.

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